Pune: With water scarcity being the major issue of concern, the Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to rope in development funds to implement Rain Water Harvesting across the city. Past few months saw the corporation struggling to resolve water shortage crisis in some of the prime areas of the city. As a result the Corporation has been insisting on storing rain water to put an end to water woes.
Residential complexes installing Rain Water Harvesting System (RWHS) will also be granted a property tax rebate of 5%-10%. This scheme will encourage more residential spaces to install RWHS and thereby help in solving the problem of water scarcity across the city.The property tax department record seems to ineffectiveness of the rebate scheme since not many of the residential complexes have installed RWH systems despite of water shortage.
With the depletion of ground water levels, Corporation will be taking up the implementation of Rain Water Harvesting more seriously and see to it that almost all residential spaces come under this scheme. Funds will be allocated in due course for this purpose. Water paucity is expected to subdue with the help of Rain Water Harvesting.